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transmission

[ trans-mish-uhn, tranz- ]

noun

  1. the act or process of transmitting.

    Synonyms: conveyance, passing, passage, transfer

  2. the fact of being transmitted.

    Synonyms: conveyance, passing, passage, transfer

  3. something that is transmitted.
  4. Machinery.
    1. transference of force between machines or mechanisms, often with changes of torque and speed.
    2. a compact, enclosed unit of gears or the like for this purpose, as in an automobile.
  5. Radio and Television. the broadcasting of electromagnetic waves from one location to another, as from a transmitter to a receiver.
  6. Physics. transmittance.


transmission

/ trænzˈmɪʃən /

noun

  1. the act or process of transmitting
  2. something that is transmitted
  3. the extent to which a body or medium transmits light, sound, or some other form of energy
  4. the transference of motive force or power
  5. a system of shafts, gears, torque converters, etc, that transmits power, esp the arrangement of such parts that transmits the power of the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
  6. the act or process of sending a message, picture, or other information from one location to one or more other locations by means of radio waves, electrical signals, light signals, etc
  7. a radio or television broadcast


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Derived Forms

  • transˈmissible, adjective
  • transˈmissively, adverb
  • transˌmissiˈbility, noun
  • transˈmissiveness, noun
  • transˈmissive, adjective

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Other Words From

  • trans·mis·sive [trans-, mis, -iv, tranz-], adjective
  • trans·missive·ly adverb
  • trans·missive·ness noun
  • nontrans·mission noun
  • pretrans·mission noun
  • retrans·mission noun
  • untrans·missive adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of transmission1

1605–15; < Latin trānsmissiōn- (stem of trānsmissiō ) a sending across, equivalent to trānsmiss ( us ) (past participle of trānsmittere to send across) + -iōn- -ion. See trans-, mission

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Word History and Origins

Origin of transmission1

C17: from Latin transmissiō a sending across; see transmit

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Example Sentences

We can’t change the climate, we can’t change the seasons, so what we have to do is adapt to transmission.

Outside of these hot spots, transmission in China has remained very limited since March.

From Vox

Only a few bacteria make it into the true germline, but it’s enough to guarantee transmission to the next generation of ants.

The Creek Fire in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which has scorched more than 78,000 acres, knocked out transmission from a hydro plant on Saturday.

From Fortune

Doing it all without having to shut down electricity service from time to time will require overhauling the state’s antiquated distribution and transmission systems, which could take years and cost billions.

Education controls the transmission of values and molds the spirit before dominating the soul.

They seemed a little creepy to me, particular the song “Transmission.”

These people believe education about HIV transmission mitigates the fears that performers carry.

After all, an enormous amount is known about Ebola and its transmission.

This is evident in the next infrastructure boom unfolding before our eyes: electricity transmission lines.

He intends that he shall take the name of Arden, and earn the transmission of the title, or the distinction of a greater one.

Asbestos rope is used for fire escapes and similar purposes, as well as for the transmission of power over places exposed to heat.

The inherited form of hay fever is explained by the well-known transmission of anaphylaxis to the offspring.

The order ought to be explained by the transmission of a cheque of a value corresponding to that of the stocks to be bought.

There are special envelopes for the transmission of these advices which are sold by the Office to the possessors of cheque books.

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